Chapter 1: Crime Fiction
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ALLINGHAM, MARGERY
Black Plumes
Heinemann, London. 1985, Reprint. (ISBN: 0434018708). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 197 pages (complete). Ex-library (Port Elizabeth City Library) copy with consequent labels, stamps, usage, wear. The dustjacket has an adhesive clear plastic protective cover. The dj is decent and firm. Within, the pages are contented, assured, clean, clear. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: bxvb
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1343]
Keywords: 0434018708

 
BLACK, GAVIN
Suddenly, at Singapore
Collins, London. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is coolly assured. It does have wear, creasing, scuffing and marks. Otherwise, it is comfortable and secure. The boards have some corner knocks. They are healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, tight, certain, fresh. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwwk
USD 29.00 [Appr.: EURO 26 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3246]

 
BROWN, ANDREW
Solace
Zebra Press. 2012, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 1770223770). Soft cover, with dust jacket. 251 pages (complete). First edition (trade paperback; not published in hardback). In excellent condition throughout. As if unread. As if new. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: aogk
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3917]
Keywords: JPG~ 1770223770

 
CAMPBELL, ALICE
They Hunted a Fox
The Crime Club, Collins. 1940, First Edition. Hardcover. 252 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are very grubby with wear to all edges, corners and seams. They are however, benevolent and sure. Within, the early and later pages have some mild storage and handling wear and marking. The pages are by far, clean, clear, contented, competent, companionable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwzu
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 10072]

 
CASPARY, VERA
Laura
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1944, 1st reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 171 pages (complete). A sure copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj (by Bip Pares - a most collected dustjacket artist) itself has wear, foxing, marks from storage and handling. It is sure and very secure. The book was published and printed according to wartime economic standards. The contents show evidence of age and the standard of production. The contents have foxing, mild handling wear. They are even yet clear, tidy, clean, comfortable and assured. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 24iz
USD 46.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5148]

 
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Addio, Mia Amata
Olivetti. 1986. Hardcover. 201 pages (complete). In Italian throughout. A MUST HAVE for any Chandler collector. This is a special edition of the Italian translation of "Goodbye, My Lovely". It is wonderfully, atmospherically illustrated by the legendary film poster designer, Hans Hillmann. Coffee-tabled size. The cloth boards are tidy with scuffing and some light edge-wear. Within, the early pages have some very light blotches of foxing. However, the pages are thick, proud, creamy, clean, clear, most attractive. An excellent price too! Bello! fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: blvc
USD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1455]

 
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Pearls Are a Nuisance
Hamish Hamilton, London. 1959, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this collection of Chandler stories. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is mild-mannered. The dj has some light marking, some light wear, some light scuffing. It is secure and sure. The boards are handsome and very healthy. The contents are contented. They have occasional very light foxing here and there, but in general the pages are clean, clear, hale, certain, amenable. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 83ib
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 | £UK 50.25 | JP¥ 7275]

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
Believed Violent
Robert Hale Limited, London. 1968, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709101570). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 191 pages (complete). A most contented copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear, rubbing, shelving marks. It is even yet, comfortable and secure. The boards are steady, healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, companionable and unblemished. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: chau
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5596]
Keywords: 0709101570

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
A Coffin from Hong Kong
Robert Hale Limited, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 186 pages (complete). A congenial copy. The dustjacket illustration by Biro. Price not snipped (12/6) but scored through for handwritten South African price (R1.30). The dj is scuffed, worn, creased and marked. It is comfortable and secure. The are placid and neat. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, clean, clear, eager - as if barely read (if at all) throughout. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: bvxy
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 | £UK 50.25 | JP¥ 7275]

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
Vulture Is a Patient Bird
Robert Hale, London. 1969, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709108966). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is patient, secure, comfortable. It also has wear, scuffing, marking from handling and shelving. The boards are tidy and healthy. Within, the early and later pages have handling, storage and handling related marks. The contents in general, are contented, clean, clear, competent and inviting. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: bxzz
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 5036]
Keywords: 0709108966

 
CHAVCHAVADZE, PAUL
Father Vikenty
W H Allen, London. 1957, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 306 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is jolly, if a little worn, scuffed and marked from storage. The boards are healthy and neat. Within, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, congenial, cheerful. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwek
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 5036]

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA ; MILNE, A A ; MACDONALD, PHILIP ; COLE G D H AD M
Four Great Detective Novels: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the Red House Mystery, the Rasp, Theman from the River
Odhams Press Limited, London. 1935, 1st Edition. Hardcover. 704 pages (complete). Four great who-dunnits by four of the most popular crime novelists of the early 1930s. These are, perhaps, still their most famous. A sure, resolute copy. The black boards are marked and worn and scuffed from handling and storage. Within, the contents are clean, clear, certain, amiable, very competent and still a great delight. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: azdb
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 560]
Keywords: JPG

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
Moord in Die Pastorie
Die Nasionale Pers Beperk, Bloemfontein. 1944, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 244 pages (complete). First authorised Afrikaans translation of "Murder in the Vicarage" by Agatha Christie. A most agreeable copy. The boards are neat with some light wear to the edges and corners. Within, the frontispage has previous owner signatures. The title page has previous owner initials, and the final page has a small biro mark. The contents are very clean, clear, confident, companionable and certain. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: blej
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5596]

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
Murder Is Easy
Collins. 1939, First Edition. Hardcover. The boards are shelf rubbed, edge worn and marked. The spine has discoloured and is torn along the bottom edge. The corners are knocked and frayed. Despite this, the boards remain strong and square. Internally, there is a previous owner's inscription on the front end page. There are no other markings or inscriptions. The pages within are sporadically foxed throughout, but remain neat, complete and legible. Tightly bound, and supplied with a facsimile dust jacket of a later edition. JK. Good.
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Book number: osbs
USD 220.00 [Appr.: EURO 195.75 | £UK 169.5 | JP¥ 24622]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
A Pocket Full of Rye
The Crime Club, Collins, London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 191 pages (complete). Ex-library (Stuttaford's Library) copy with consequent stamps, annotations and wear and usage. The boards have wear and storage marks. They are comfortable and sure. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. In general, the pages are clear, congenial, certain, competent. fn. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: boqe
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 560]

 
CROFTS, FREEMAN WILLS
The End of Andrew Harrison
Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover. 319 pages (complete). Ex-library (Berea Park Pretoria Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, annotations, marks, wear, usage, stamps. The book has also been rebound by the library. The book has been used with much contentment. The boards are scuffed and worn and marked. They are stead and sound. The leather spine has rubbing and wear. It is sure. Within, the contents have evidence of avid use throughout. There is wear and there are the occasional marks from handling. However, the pages are calm, comfortable, companionable, clear, assured. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bxro
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2798]

 
DONOVAN, J B
Bill Speed on Hot Ice
Kingfisher Books, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 152 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is sure and secure. The boards are healthy with mild shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most gratifying. They are very clean, clear, certain, relaxed. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: cdlw
USD 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 | £UK 3.25 | JP¥ 448]

 
DOYLE, A. CONAN
His Last Bow : Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
John Murray, London. 1917, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. the original burgundy boards are shelf worn and a little frayed and marked. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. the front end page is a little darkened and there are minor age related marks. the final page has been affixed to the back paste-down. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: byfy
USD 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 115.75 | £UK 100.25 | JP¥ 14549]

 
EBERHART, M G
From This Dark Stairway
William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1932, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 327 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy. The boards are marked, scuffed and mildly worn. They are secure. The guttering along the first free page is cracked, but the security of the book is steady. The contents are agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwwm
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2126]

 
EBERHART, M G
Witness at Large
The Crime Club, Collins. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket does have wear, scuffing and marks. Yet, it is secure and comfortable. The boards are pleasing and healthy. Within, the contents are clean, clear, companionable. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwwt
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 783]

 
FRANCIS, DICK
Flying Finish
Michael Joseph, London. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 218 pages (complete). Ex-library copy with consequent stamps, residue, marks, usage and wear. The dustjacket is marked, scuffed, creased and worn. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are tidy. They have light shelving wear. The contents have evidence of much contented use. They have some handling marks. The pages are relaxed, clear, clean, capable, competent, compelling. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: cdru
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 8.5 | JP¥ 1231]

 
GRAY, BERKELEY
Mr Ball of Fire
Collins, London. 1946, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 102 pages (complete). A decent enough copy. The dustjacket is torn, worn, scuffed and creased. It is secure. The boards are passive, with some light scuffing and wear. The contents are comfortable. They are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: byaa
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP¥ 4477]

 
HORLER, SYDNEY
The Mocking Face of Murder
Robert Hale. First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Undated, c1952.The dust jacket is in very poor condition. The back of the jacket is missing, along with about half of the spine. What remains of the jacket is very rubbed, worn and creased, and is secured to the book with cellophane. The boards are the slightest touch edge worn but remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound. JK. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: osci
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 178 | £UK 154 | JP¥ 22383]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
JEFFRIES, RODERIC
Evidence of the Accused
Collins Crime Club. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this ingenious, even if shocking (or thrilling) in its amorality, crime thriller. The dustjacket is much worn, creased, marked and scuffed. It is yet, secure and sure. The boards are simple, healthy. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, agreeable. fk. Good/Poor.
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Book number: ccwj
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 10072]

 
'SEA-LION'
Damn Desmond Drake!
Hutchinson, London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 239 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. 'Sea-Lion' was the pen-name of Geoffrey Jenkins. The dustjacket has some amiable wear and scuffing. It has some storage and age marks. The dj is secure and sure. The navy blue boards are smart, healthy, contented. The page-trims are foxed. The contents, however, are most congenial and contented. They are clean, clear, certain, pleasing. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: cear
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.25 | £UK 96.25 | JP¥ 13990]

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